Meaning things you can do to induce labor.
I've seen these type posts increasing lately and since most of us are in the home stretch or getting close (3rd tri) I thought we'd knock this out with one post.
Castor Oil? No. Asking to be induced only bc you're uncomfortable? No. It's been proven time and again that baby will come when baby is ready. The longer LO is in there the better off LO is going to be. Why cut that time short? Yes, this is increasingly getting more and more uncomfortable and gross feeling but it's so important to stick it out and not try things that can potentially hurt you or your LO.
Some ways to naturally induce labor (disclaimer: these are old wives tales but if it gives you a sense of control and relief have at it sister!): sex (sperm softens the cervix opening), walking, getting a pedicure (this can be harmful if not done by professionals who understand pressure points that can set off labor and of course always check with your doc), eating spicy food, gently bouncing on an exercise ball....
Anyone else have thoughts or old wives tales??
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